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post #11 of 25
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SSD. /thread
Better Graphics card. SSD for the speed to price ratio are not worth it. imo
post #12 of 25
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SSD and your ram
How much of an increase in performance in windows and in game would I see?
    
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post #13 of 25
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Better Graphics card. SSD for the speed to price ratio are not worth it. imo
It is when upgrading to a higher graphics card will offer virtually nil performance gain at his resolution. My old 8800 GTSs can handle 1680x1050, let alone his 4890s (each equiv to a GTX 460) in Crossfire.

This is common sense.
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post #14 of 25
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Also for a SSD, should I get a a dedicated SSD for the OS, or put the OS and my games all on the same SSD.
    
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post #15 of 25
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How much of an increase in performance in windows and in game would I see?
Well the increase in game will only be when loading maps or a level for example. In windows, every time you have to read a file of the OS it'll be a lot faster. Expect incredible boot times also. When I installed mine I noticed the whole OS feeling a lot more snappy. Great upgrade for the price imo.

EDIT: Just saw your other question, it's up to you most use it for OS and 1-2 games that they regularly play. Depends on the capacity of the drive you get, in my situation on my 60GB I have the OS and 3 games plus main programs I use. As long as you keep around 10GB free won't be any performance drops, might be even lower I'm being conservative.
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post #16 of 25
The percieved performance benefit in Jumping from a mechanical drive to an SSD is equivalent to a major CPU ram upgrade. That's not to say that CPU intensive tasks like Cinebench et al will show huge improvements, just that user interface, loading times, install speeds, OS boot up and program cycle time will be a revelation. Something with a Sandforce controller would be best.
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post #17 of 25
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ok so heres my final decision.

SSD and a Sapphire Toxic 4890

or

RAM and a SSD

Also what ram should I get. I want about 8GB total because I do a lot of gaming, plus video editing.
    
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post #18 of 25
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ok so heres my final decision.

SSD and a Sapphire Toxic 4890

or

RAM and a SSD

Also what ram should I get. I want about 8GB total because I do a lot of gaming, plus video editing.

If your games run at an FPS you find perfectly fine, SSD and RAM get my vote, as to which kind of RAM, I'll let someone more knowledgeable answer that cause I'd be saying rubbish Hope you enjoy your upgrade which ever route you go with !
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post #19 of 25
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how about this SSD.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...999&CatId=5300

My mobo supports SATA III, so I'll be able to take advantage of that.
If you are not going to be getting the larger sizes I would not get a C300. Look at a Sandforce controller drive.

Upgrade your ram, don't go crossfire, as it can be a driver mess as well as total overkill for your monitor. Are there more than 2 games you can't max out now?
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ssd for sure
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